Young Adults’ Reasons for Not Seeking Treatment for Depression

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: This survey study found that cost was the most common reason of young adults ages 18 to 25 for not seeking treatment for depression from 2011 to 2019. An increasing number reported inadequate insurance coverage for mental health treatment.

Authors: Wenhua Lu, Ph.D., of the City University of New York, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.11393)

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